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[INDOT] Icy Precipitation Forecasted For Morning Commute
Start Date: 2/21/2013 All Day
End Date: 2/21/2013
Entry Description
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – A winter storm fronted by freezing rain is expected to impact highways statewide starting tonight, making Friday morning’s commute a challenge. Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) salt trucks will be out in force in a continuing effort to prevent snow and ice from accumulating on lanes, and to melt any ice that may form.

INDOT will continue to monitor multiple developing forecasts, as well as a statewide network of road and bridge pavement sensors, to deploy the needed personnel, equipment and materials ahead of any predicted winter weather. Anticipated rains will dilute pre-treatment – making continuous salt applications by INDOT trucks the most reliable strategy to combat ice accumulations. INDOT trucks will be in place as the weather front approaches, and will continue to apply salt as freezing rain falls.

Motorists are urged to drive with extreme care. INDOT advises commuters to leave early tomorrow morning, allowing sufficient time to reach their destination safely. If possible, motorists should postpone their trip until after the morning rush hour as weather conditions are expected to moderate significantly later in the day.

Drivers can monitor road conditions and traffic alerts across the state at any time by phone, Web or social media. Visit www.TrafficWise.IN.gov or dial toll-free 800-261-ROAD (7623) for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service. For social media updates, visit www.twitter.com/INDOTNortheast and www.facebook.com/INDOTNortheast.
Contact Information:
Name: Mary Foster
Phone: 260-969-8219
Email: mafoster@indot.in.gov
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